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    Travel Weekly's Destination Editor Kenneth Kiesnoski toured Japan just 100 days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Following is a sampling of what he saw while there. Pictured here, the Kabukicho entertainment district in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward is popular for its restaurants and clubs. TW photos by Kenneth Kiesnoski

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    Vogue magazine’s “Save Japan” campaign poster at an H&M store in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

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    The capital’s iconic Tokyo Tower, soon to be surpassed by the new Tokyo Sky Tree as the city’s tallest structure.

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    The famous pedestrian-packed “scramble crossing” in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward.

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    Due to electricity service cuts, Tokyo’s vending machines are dispensing warm soft drinks.

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    Many of Tokyo’s escalators have been turned off for the summer to save electricity.

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    The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

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    A statue commemorates classic movie monster Godzilla in central Tokyo.

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    A stand full of manga, or comics, in Tokyo’s Electric City area.

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    Some of Tokyo’s so-called “Harujuku girls” in their trademark outrageous costumes.

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    Sensoji Temple in Tokyo was packed on the 100 day anniversary of the earthquake-tsunami on Honshu.

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    The Tokyo Metro is as busy as ever.

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    A travel information board at Tokyo Station.

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    Departure boards for shinkansen bullet trains to Kyoto at Tokyo Station.

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    A bullet train pulls into Kyoto’s main train station.

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    Kyoto fishermen engage in the ancient art of training cormorants to dive for fish.

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    Yuki Yamamoto, a rickshaw puller with the Ebisuya firm in Kyoto's Arashiyama district.

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    The Kiyomizu, or "Pure Water," Temple is the most frequently visited temple in Kyoto.

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    The nightly cultural show at Kyoto’s Gion Center features music, dancing and comedy.

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    A scenic street in Kyoto.

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